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    Weekend Box Office: 'Hunger Games' is sated after 4 weeks at top, 'Think Like A Man' takes #1.

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    After four weeks at number one and accumulating incredible numbers, The Hunger Games dropped two spots this weekend to two new movies. Taking the number one spot was Think Like A Man with $33 million!

    Debuting in second place was the latest Nicholas Sparks’ adaptation with The Lucky One which garnered $22.8 million for itself.

    As mentioned, The Hunger Games dropped two spots after an impressive run with numbers that Harry Potter and the Twilight movies could have hoped to have achieved. Though impressive numbers that they have, still not as impressive as The Hunger Games. In it’s fifth week it earned another $14.5 million and pushing it’s total now up to $356.9 million!

    Opening in fourth place was the latest entry in the Disney Nature series with Chimpanzee making $10.2 million for itself.

    And rounding out the top 5 is The Three Stooges with $9.2 million and a $29.3 million total.

    Out of the top 12 this weekend is Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (13th) which leaves with $206.7 million on a nice $70 million budget. Also gone is Salmon Fishing in Yemen (14th), The Raid: Redemption (16th).

    Opening next weekend before we start the summer movie season are four new movies. First up is The Raven (rated R) starring John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen.

    Next up is The Five-Year Engagement (rated R) with Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, and Rhys Ifans.

    Then we have Pirates! Band of Misfits (rated PG) starring the voices of Hugh Grant, David Tennant, Imelda Staunton, Martin Freeman, and Jeremy Piven.

    And finally we have Safe (rated R) with Jason Statham, Robert John Burke, Chris Sarandon, Anson Mount, and Catherine Chan.

    Here are your numbers…

    1) Think Like A Man- $33,000,000 ($33,000,000)
    2) The Lucky One- $22,805,000 ($22,805,000)
    3) The Hunger Games- $14,500,000 ($356,900,000)
    4) Chimpanzee- $10,205,000 ($10,205,000)
    5) The Three Stooges- 9,200,000 ($29,355,000)
    6) The Cabin in the Woods- $7,750,000 ($26,980,000)
    7) American Reunion- $5,200,000 ($48,300,000)
    8) Titanic 3D- $5,000,000 ($52,828,000)
    9) 21 Jump Street- $4,600,000 ($127,066,000)
    10) Mirror Mirror- $4,114,000 ($55,206,000)
    11) Wrath of the Titans- $3,825,000 ($77,136,000)
    12) Lockout- $3,094,000 ($11,063,000)
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    I am surprised that Chimpanzee did as well as it did. It seemed like the Disneynature movies do poorer and poorer each year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Pepper View Post
    I am surprised that Chimpanzee did as well as it did. It seemed like the Disneynature movies do poorer and poorer each year.
    I'm with you. Not sure what was the appeal about the film. Maybe it was Tim Allen as the narrator. Looks like this week doesn't have any film that will triumph at the top of the Box Office. I think 'Think Like a Man' will be #1 again if it doesn't fall down throughout the week.

    I was like everyone else who thought The Avengers would have knocked out The Hunger Games. I'm surprised that The Lucky One did as well as it could considering the hate it received from critics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewcomerDC View Post
    I'm with you. Not sure what was the appeal about the film. Maybe it was Tim Allen as the narrator. Looks like this week doesn't have any film that will triumph at the top of the Box Office. I think 'Think Like a Man' will be #1 again if it doesn't fall down throughout the week.

    I was like everyone else who thought The Avengers would have knocked out The Hunger Games. I'm surprised that The Lucky One did as well as it could considering the hate it received from critics.
    These romantic drama movies always do well, despite the fact that they're usually terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewcomerDC View Post
    I'm with you. Not sure what was the appeal about the film. Maybe it was Tim Allen as the narrator. Looks like this week doesn't have any film that will triumph at the top of the Box Office. I think 'Think Like a Man' will be #1 again if it doesn't fall down throughout the week.

    I was like everyone else who thought The Avengers would have knocked out The Hunger Games. I'm surprised that The Lucky One did as well as it could considering the hate it received from critics.
    Are critics really even relevant to box office numbers? Because tons of movies that the critics hate the audience seems to love.

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    I'm really glad to see The Cabin in the Woods hanging in there. It did good for it"s second week. I am actually surprised more people here aren't talking about it. A great movie that really holds up in repeat viewings, too. Such a great movie that shines a harsh light on the current horror genre (but is also a bit of a love letter too).

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    You are missing Pirates Bad of Misfits from your new release list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HG Revolution View Post
    You are missing Pirates Bad of Misfits from your new release list.
    Thanks for pointing it out! It's been added.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suss2it View Post
    Are critics really even relevant to box office numbers? Because tons of movies that the critics hate the audience seems to love.
    I'd like to think that good buzz can get more esoteric stuff noticed, but obviously they don't listen about blockbusters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suss2it View Post
    Are critics really even relevant to box office numbers? Because tons of movies that the critics hate the audience seems to love.
    Paying to see, especially in the first weekend, doesn't mean people "love" a movie. It is one of the most annoying things to me when people pay to see movies they KNOW are going to be bad and then complain about them afterward (the Transformers sequels being a prime example) but "don't have the time" to see movies that actually look good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HG Revolution

    Paying to see, especially in the first weekend, doesn't mean people "love" a movie. It is one of the most annoying things to me when people pay to see movies they KNOW are going to be bad and then complain about them afterward (the Transformers sequels being a prime example) but "don't have the time" to see movies that actually look good.
    There are people who like those films too. They see them and actually do enjoy them. By no means am I one, but some obviously do. I don't buy into the whole "A noteworthy budget, brand loyalty, and a star automatically get you big box office" theory, but I do agree that just because someone pays to see it doesn't mean they necessarily liked it. Anyway, let's see what records Avengers breaks next week.
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    One week before it the US box office The Avengers is already killing it and break records overseas at the box office:

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmxx116 View Post
    One week before it the US box office The Avengers is already killing it and break records overseas at the box office:

    http://www.deadline.com/2012/04/marv...early-release/
    I'm convinced only on my own free will to see this movie when the time comes, then - that, and Think Like A Man and Pirates! Band of Misfits this weekend... It'll give me something to do IMHO.
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